APA Format

by Stephen on February 12, 2012 · 3 comments

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APA Format

APA Format is widely used in psychology, business, education, engineering and the social sciences. APA stands for American Psychological Association.

According to apastyle.org, APA format was created in 1929 by a group of psychologists, anthropologists, and business managers. The main goal was to “establish a simple set of procedures, or style rules, that would codify the many components of scientific writing to increase the ease of reading comprehension.

Currently, APA is at its 6th edition. APA is often called name-and-date style (MLA is often called name-and-work style).

APA Format Guides:

This page provides instructions and guides on how to format your APA citations and references.

General Format of Your APA Paper:

Format TypeFormat Information
Paper:Use white paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
Margins:1 inch {top, bottom, left, and right} (1 inch = 2.5cm)
Text Formatting:– Font: Times New Roman
– Size: 12 points
– Do not justify the text
– Double-space the entire research paper
Heading:Include a header on the top of every page. In the header, you should have a page number (alight right) and a short version of your paper’s title, in uppercase, align left. See title page and headings above for more details and samples.
Major Sections:Your paper should have 4 major sections:
– Title page
– Abstract page
– Main body
– References

APA Reference Formula:

apa reference page

APA Reference Formula

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

CaNesia November 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

This just saved my grade. 🙂


Samuel April 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

This helped me a lot. Thank you.


Harlen March 28, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hi everyone 🙂


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